It appears UFC newcomer Tim Elliott will step right into the fire, as Elliott will replace Darren Uyenoyama and face John Dodson at UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller. The card takes place May 5 from East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Elliott’s signing was first reported by MMAjunkie.com, with the fighter taking over for Uyenoyama on the UFC’s official website. After starting his MMA career 0-2-1, Elliott has won eight straight, including a victory over Jens Pulver via knockout.
Dodson (12-5) won his UFC debut and is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter, stopping T.J. Dillashaw in the finals. The fight is expected to be part of the FUEL TV-televised prelim card.